Putting technology to work through e-cruiting

Used wisely, technology can be a boon for today’s recruitment professionals.
By Howard Weintraub
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Technology has dramatically altered the face of corporate recruiting. On one hand, it has made the process of finding the right candidates faster, considerably more efficient, and far less costly. On the other, it has created a new set of expectations that mandate HR professionals and corporate recruiters to do more, to do it quicker, and to accomplish all with fewer resources.

Online recruiting can cost significantly less than traditional recruitment advertising. It also addresses the need for more immediate gratification — online recruiting can shave up to 15 days off the typical 43-day hiring cycle.